Famous People With Parkinson's Disease - Celebrities have Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking and other symptoms. Living a normal life with the disease is a challenge that millions around the globe face. To be burdened with so many physical symptoms that might also be coupled with cognitive and behavioral problems is indeed difficult. However there are some truly gutsy people out there who prove that even PD can’t dampen their love for life. Michael Andrew Fox was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 29, yet he went on to become a prominent actor, producer, and an advocate for research toward finding a cure for PD. The recently deceased professional boxer and activist Muhammad Ali was also suffering from Parkinson's disease; he had previously been diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome, which his doctors attributed to boxing-related brain injuries. The multi-faceted Johnny Cash, widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, also suffered from PD later in his life. Billy Connolly, Dave Parker, and Michael Kinsley are a few other celebrities who have been diagnosed with PD. Read on for more information about famous people with Parkinson's disease.

List of famous people with Parkinson's disease.

The Most Famous People With Parkinson's Disease

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Muhammad AliJanuary 17, 1942AmericanMuhammad Ali was a legendary boxer who became the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion
Roger BannisterMarch 23, 1929BritishRoger Bannister is an English doctor, academic and a former athlete
Howard CosellMarch 25, 1918AmericanOne of the greatest television stars of all time and known for his arrogant and witty personality, Howard Cosell was an American sports journalist
Robin WilliamsJuly 21, 1951AmericanRobin Williams was an American actor best known for his performance in the movie ‘Good Will Hunting’
Linda RonstadtJuly 15, 1946AmericanLinda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards
Mao ZedongDecember 26, 1893ChineseMao Zedong was a Chinese leader who led the Communist Party of China to victory against the Kuomintang in the Chinese Civil War.
Billy ConnollyNovember 24, 1942ScottishBilly Connolly is a Scottish actor, musician and stand-up comedian
Salvador DaliMay 11, 1904SpanishSalvador Dali was a Spanish painter who was an advocate of surrealism
Francisco FrancoDecember 4, 1892SpanishFrancisco Franco was a Spanish general who took control of Spain after the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and established a military dictatorship
Deng XiaopingAugust 22, 1904ChineseDeng Xiaoping was the paramount leader of People’s Republic of China
Billy Graham

Billy Graham

Billy Graham is an American Baptist evangelist, known for preaching the message of Christianity around the world

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly is a Scottish actor, musician and stand-up comedian

ScottishNovember 24, 1942185 views

Pope John Paul II

John Paul II, also known as Blessed John Paul, served as the Pope of the Catholic Church for more than two and half decades

PolishMay 18, 1920132 views

George Roy Hill

George Roy Hill was a renowned American film director

Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr was one of the most famous English actresses of her time

BritishSeptember 30, 1921135 views

Giulio Natta

Giulio Natta was an Italian chemist who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

ItalianFebruary 25, 1903126 views

Francisco Franco

Francisco Franco was a Spanish general who took control of Spain after the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and established a military dictatorship

SpanishDecember 4, 1892183 views

Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem was a well-known American radio jockey, disc jockey, voice actor and actor

AmericanApril 27, 193298 views

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards

AmericanJuly 15, 1946224 views

John Lindsay

John Vliet Lindsay was an American politician, broadcaster and lawyer.

AmericanNovember 24, 1921126 views